Strong Storms Hit the Area Hard; Roads Closed

Over the past 24 hours, many parts of our area have gotten pummeled by storms.

Heavy rains and strong winds made a mess of parts of northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

Several counties were under a tornado warning for a time Monday afternoon.

There are numerous reports of trees down throughout the area as well as flash flooding.

Thousands of people lost power.

A tree was split in two and crashed into a woman's home along Upper Collegeville Road in Nicholson Township. The woman tells Newswatch 16 she had to climb out of her home. She was shaken up but not hurt.

Viewer video shows flooded streets near the Danville Ambulance Service Building along A Street.

Route 11 near Geisinger Medical Center outside of Danville was flooded.

Video sent to Newswatch 16 by a viewer shows rushing water in Roaring Creek that runs through Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg. The water appeared to be spilling over its banks. Park officials decided to close the park early Monday evening.

And in part of Lackawanna County, parts of Routes 6 and 11 were under water near Clarks Summit.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Lackawanna Trail High School on Tunnel Hill Road due to storm damage and power outages.

PennDOT released the following list of road closures due to flooding or downed trees and utilities.

Bradford County

  • Route 1049 (Leraysville Road) between Cadis Road and Route 187 in Windham Township is expected to open by the end of August due to bridge damage found during a recent inspection.
  • Route 1055 (Battle Creek Road) between Arnold Road/North Orwell Road in Rome Township and Waterman Road in Windham Township is expected to be open by Monday, August 14.

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